Illinois tourism join hands to celebrate National Plan for Vacation Day

Published on : Thursday, January 25, 2018

vacationThe Illinois Office of Tourism is joining forces with U.S. Travel Association’s Project: Time Off coalition for National Plan for Vacation Day on Tuesday January 30, to encourage everyone to stop making excuses and start making vacation plans.


Every year, more than half of Illinois workers, 51 percent, fail to use all their time off, creating a pile of nearly 23 million unused vacation days. In Chicago, 44 percent of employees don’t use all their hard-earned vacation time, wasting more than 18 million vacation days. When it comes to leaving vacation days behind, Illinois ranks 34 out of 50 states, according to research from Project: Time Off.


Nationally, 54 percent of Americans fail to use all their time off, leaving behind 662 million vacation days. Last year, vacation usage in the U.S. rose to an average of 16.8 days, a drastic change considering prior to 2000, Americans took an average of 20.3 vacation days each year.


“Illinois Office of Tourism is celebrating National Plan for Vacation Day because it’s time for workers across Illinois to reclaim their vacation days,” said Cory Jobe, director, Illinois Office of Tourism. “From the rolling hills of southern Illinois to cruising the Great River Road or hiking through Starved Rock Country, Illinois offers amazing places and experiences when you’re looking to escape, unwind and re-charge all year round.”



To motivate and inspire people to plan for vacation, Illinois Tourism will reveal a pop-up Vacation Station inside Chicago’s Union Station Great Hall on January 30 and 31. The Vacation Station transparent dome will offer an instant escape from the winter blues with an elaborate design by the Chicago Flower and Garden Show and an interactive open-air photo booth.



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